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Drink of the Day: Mojito

 The Mojito has risen in the ranks to become of the most popular cocktails. It originated in Cuba, was second to the Daiquiri on Ernest Hemingway’s list of favorite cocktails, and, since the 1980’s, has become one of the more fashionable tropical cocktails.

It’s very simple, using mint and lime to accent the rum. Choose a premium rum like Cruzan, Appleton or Mount Gay for a spectacular Mojito. See below for variations.


Prep Time
: 5 minutes

Total Time:
5 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


Ingredients:

• 2 teaspoons sugar
• 6-8 mint leaves
• Club soda
• 1 lime, halved
• 2 ounces light rum
• Mint sprig for garnish

Preparation:

1.Place the sugar, the mint leaves, and a little club soda into a highball glass.
2.Muddle well to dissolve the sugar and to release the mint flavor.
3.Squeeze the juice from both halves of the lime into the glass.
4.Drop one half of the lime into the glass.
5.Add the rum.
6.Stir well.
7.Fill the glass with ice cubes.


View Video: How to Make a Mojito

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